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National Parks, Senior Park Passes

Postby hughboater » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Senior passes for the national parks are currently $10 for a lifetime pass but they go up to $80 after August 28, 2017.
Also, parks have started looking at everyone's pass in the group. In the past the whole car was covered by any one person's pass. Everyone get your own pass.
Also, because of Canada's 150th birthday, all Canadian national parks, museums, etc are free this year if you have a FREE 2017 Canadian park pass (order online).
Susan & I have saved thousands of dollars this year in both countries because we have all of the passes./hugh barrow
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Re: National Parks, Senior Park Passes

Postby keelhauler » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:50 am

Thanks Hugh
I believe you can get the pass at any National Park visitor center. Cleveland-That's Cuyahoga Nat'l Park.
You can get one when you turn 62.

It gets you half price camping at Battle Run campground for the Gauley weekends that Hugh will be at.
See you there at the first release weekend.

What does the Senior Pass provide?
Annual and lifetime Senior Passes provide access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six federal agencies:

National Park Service
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
US Forest Service
US Army Corps of Engineers
The passes cover entrance and standard amenity (day-use) recreation fees and provide discounts on some expanded amenity recreation fees.

Are there any other benefits from a Senior Pass?
Yes, traveling companions can also enter for free. The Senior Passes admit pass owner/s and passengers in a noncommercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass owner plus three adults, not to exceed four adults, where per-person fees are charged. (Children under 16 are always admitted free.) Also, at many sites, the Senior Passes provide the pass owner (only) a discount on Expanded Amenity Fees (such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours).

The legislation also establishes an annual Senior Pass for $20. That pass is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Four annual Senior Passes purchased in prior years can be traded in for a lifetime pass.
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Re: National Parks, Senior Park Passes

Postby Bing » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:15 am

Is it only the Senior Park Pass that gets you a discount at Battle Run Campground. I have the Military Park Pass, but I couldn't find any information on the Battle Run .gov site on discounts. My family and I are planning to go for Gauley Fest and would want an electric site, so that is the reason I am asking. Thanks for the help.....I guess I could also not be lazy and call myself haha.
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Re: National Parks, Senior Park Passes

Postby Bing » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:19 am

Well I answered my own question....I'll be waiting 28 years to get that discount. For those seniors that are looking to get the Senior Pass. CJ Brown Resevoir (Springfield) is sold out of them.
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